IPC Athletics European Championships

IPC Athletics European Championships
Sport Athletics
Founded 2003
Continent International (IPC)

The IPC Athletics European Championships is an event organized by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). Athletes with a physical disability compete, and there is also a specific category for athletes with an intellectual disability. Organised biennially, the original Games ran from 2003-2005 as an Open Championship but the event was frozen in 2005, but returned in 2012 in Stadskanaal, Netherlands.

The first IPC Athletics European Championships was held in Assen, Netherlands in 2003 as an Open Championship.[1]


Edition Year City Country Date Venue No. of
No. of
1st 2003 () Assen[2] Netherlands 15 Jun - 21 Jun 700
2nd 2005 () Espoo[3] Finland 22 Aug – 27 Aug Leppävaara stadium 750
3rd 2012 () Stadskanaal Netherlands 23 Jul – 28 Jul Stadskanaal Stadium 144 550
4th 2014 () Swansea[4] United Kingdom 18 Aug - 23 Aug Swansea University Stadium


  • F = field athletes
  • T = track athletes
  • P = pentathlon
  • 11-13 – visually impaired, 11 and 12 compete with a sighted guide
  • 20 – intellectual disability
  • 31-38 – cerebral palsy or other conditions that affect muscle co-ordination and control. Athletes in class 31-34 compete in a seated position; athletes in class 35-38 compete standing.
  • 41-46 – amputation, les autre
  • 51-58 – wheelchair athletes

See also


  1. ^ "History". paralympic.org. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Entry Deadline Approaching for Athletics Europeans". paralympic.org. 27 April 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Burnett, Mike (16 August 2005). "Forget Helsinki". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Swansea to host 2014 IPC European Athletics Championships". athleticsweekly.com. 22 March 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
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